- A hundred meters (yards) or so from taxiing airliners, Iraqi
archaeologist Ali al-Fatli is showing a visitor around the delicately
carved remains of a church that may date back some 1,700 years to early
a monastery and other surrounding ruins have emerged from the sand over
the past five years with the expansion of the airport serving the city
of Najaf, and have excited scholars who think this may be Hira, a
legendary Arab Christian center.
Read the complete story(Some news sites require registration)